clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

A New Record Store for Williamsburg: What Year is it?

New, 1 comment

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

When we saw activity in a vacant storefront on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg's northside—neighboring hipster mainstays Desert Island and Hana Food—the last thing we expected is a new record store. Yes, everyone is wearing plaid and Dr. Marten's, but that doesn't make it 1997. Turns out, the space will be a record store—or something record store-related.

Called Fool's Gold Records, which we're assuming—considering its having been established in 2007 (per the sign)—means it's affiliated with the edgy Brooklyn record label of the same name. A little background: Fool's Gold brought us independent, quirky, clubby jams by the likes of Kid Sister, LA Riots, Chromeo, Flosstradamus and the Cool Kids.

So, will it be a true record store? Just a brick-and-mortar shopportunity for Fool's Gold acts and their merch? A venue? An office? We're not entirely sure—a peek through a mostly papered over door revealed something bar-like and lots of wood: Pretty swanky for everyday bins of dusty vinyl. We'll see what happens!
· Fool's Gold Records [Official Site]

Fool's Gold Records

538 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY